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How Gloucester academy prepare for matches

See how the Gloucester academy manager prepares his squad prior to an academy fixture. The warm up includes lots of games, stretching and unit skills with a gradual increase in intensity

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We just try to get the players doing a little bit what they're going to do on the pitch given the opportunity to to point make a few more decisions in warm-ups. And then maybe maybe some some of the senior guys, but that's precisely because we're just trying to encourage a decision making and some of the China Coast on the communications come out in the team team warm-ups self-selected footwork. Do you want one or a couple of steps in? Okay couple accelerations module won't couple of arc's if you're picking off the base. Okay cell selected footwork boys. So about an hour before kickoff, they'll come out and they'll do their individual. So basically all their self-selected warm up, so we'll go through some Dynamics which we set for them. But then it's up to them to do their warm-up. So you can just do quick feet anything like that couple of steps and then big acceleration off at the end. What are you shouldn't have to explain anything else? You need to get yourself ready? Okay, it's quite hard to stretch those bits a but anything with solutions that we ankles that should help for. So for the kicker's it will be kicking scrummaster. It was from a specific so box kick him pass them succeed affords behind us running through their line outs front row might do some scrum setups and they'll just go through self-selected warmer. We try to give them ownership of actually how they do it Part individuals will head back in into the inter changing rooms will have about five minutes or so make any final preparations have a quick chat. So again Play Led quick chat. And then what they do is we'll come out seem warm up. Go for a couple of games. Let's get the heart rate going then we'll go through a bit of a contact warm-ups are getting ready for the physicality of the game and go for a bit of the live warm-up. So 12 on 12 and 3 units and then finish off with some team plays team structure itself a rocket touch. Ok, so touch every can off load off load. It's early laps by support player 360 roll. He goes into a center that he placed apart. This is rocket touch just together. Heart rate going get the handling skills up bit communication. Three side push up rotate three. So let's get those upper body's nice and warm but shop rotate three sides what those upper bodies get ready for the contact. Fallout 3 push-up claps let's get fired up three push-up claps. Okay, once you've done that grab a partner lawnmowers to each arm to each arm on a lawn mowers nice and explosive pull them up. That's an explosive on that boat. Okay, once we've done that lets go shoulder pummeling 10 each side. Let's start getting that intensity up now boys is quiet so far. Let's go shoulders quickly boys shoulders quickly. Okay on your chest. Let's go ahead battle on the floor Let's Get Set horn blows hips up. Let's go keep low just drive on driver one key that body shape. Okay and said again on your chest shoulders arms, but those hits first go leg Drive kiddos it flow. Okay, I will access have resisted presentation one of the back one other on top. Don't let him up. Yeah set. Let's go go. Let's work our put the hips move right move nice and great. Let's get aggressive now. To chop tackles one on your left one in your right hitting a deck bounce back up push through the feet nice and quick but two feet good. Let's actually put a shot in let's get warmed up for it. Put that shot in up on your feet. Nice and sharp gonna lie. Ultimately they're going to play the game. It is ultimately how much they're going to put into it as well. So as a group of eight, they put more and more and more into it than they'll get more out of it and just trying to empower that that decision making around that what they do off the field also then on the field to give me some real real buy into what they're doing is probably probably easiest ways to try and get them to lead what they're doing as well instead of a be guided by us, but not not not massively directed by us. Hospital